Prezista (Darunavir)

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Prezista (Darunavir) Medication Information

Uses

Prezista is a medication that is used to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Dosage

The tablets are available in several different strengths:

  • 75 mg
  • 150 mg
  • 400 mg
  • 600 mg

Side Effects

The most common side effects of Prezista include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Abdominal pain
  • Headache
  • Vomiting 

Speak with your doctor for a full list of side effects that apply to you if you are taking Prezista.

Precautions

Prezista can cause serious skin reactions if a rash develops you should contact your doctor immediately. 

Prezista can cause an allergic reaction in patients allergic to sulfa.

There is a risk that patients develop diabetes, so blood glucose levels should be monitored during treatment. 

Interactions

The most common drug interactions with Prezista are listed:

  • Alfuzosin
  • Midazolam
  • St John’s Wort
  • Lovastatin
  • Simvastatin
  • Rifampin
  • Sildenafil 

Speak with your doctor for more information and before starting a new medication with Prezista. 

Storage

Store at room temperature (77ºF).Store in the original container and avoid exposure to extreme heat.  

Pharmacist Tips

  • Prezista is not a cure for HIV infections, and patient will need to remain on the medication until it is discontinued by your doctor. 
  • HIV can still be spread even when patients are taking Prezista, so it is important to be careful to ensure you do not spread it. 
  • Prezista should be taken with food every day. 

Prezista FAQs

How much does Prezista cost?

For patients who are using cash to buy Prezista, it is around $1820 a month.

 

What is Prezista used for?

Prezista is used to treat HIV.

 

Who makes Prezista?

Prezista is a Janssen Pharmaceuticals product. 

 

Is Prezista generic?

Prezista is the brand name for darunavir.

 

What type of drug is Prezista?

Prezista is a medication called a protease inhibitor that works on the HIV virus. 

 

Related Drugs

Reference:

Prezista {package insert}. Titusville, NJ: Janssen Therapeutics; 2006.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2012/021976s021lbl.pdf

PharmD Medical Writer

Author: Dr. Larisa Roybal, PharmD

Dr. Roybal is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist who has practiced in both ambulatory and acute care settings. Her pharmacy interests include oncology and general inpatient pharmacy.

The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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